Principal’s Blog 18 March 2021

This fortnight I hand the Principal’s Blog over to our College Captain, Joel Dimattina. As College Captain, I have a position that affords me an opportunity to use my voice and my actions to set an example for my peers, and to help be a positive influence for change. For me personally, as a seventeen year old male, I’ve read and watched many of the stories that have appeared in the media. I’m a strong Read more…

Principal’s Blog 4 March 2021

Dear members of the Marcellin College community, In the last few weeks, there have been a number of significant and important conversations around the treatment of women.  Whilst uncomfortable, they force us to look at our own relationships as educators of young boys.  At a local cricket game last week, I was speaking to one of the parents about the confronting testimonies that we have heard and seen about how young women have been treated Read more…

Principal’s Blog 18 February 2021

Dear members of the Marcellin College Community, I appreciated Mr Moloney’s contribution on Shrove Tuesday – he cooked pancakes at lunch for those of us on site. Later that night I was again eating pancakes as I sat with my family and we chatted about our day and shared our experiences and understanding of Shrove Tuesday.  The word `shrove’ comes from `shrive’, which means to absolve.  Shrove Tuesday is a time to reset and commence our preparations Read more…

Principal’s Blog 4 February 2021

Dear members of the Marcellin College community, It is an honour and a privilege to take up the position of Principal of Marcellin College, Bulleen.  I have a long association with the College and I am looking forward to working with you all.  I take this opportunity to thank my predecessor, Mr John Hickey, for his leadership of the College in 2020.  It was a challenging year with many difficulties and yet John still ensured Read more…

Principal’s Blog 3 December 2020

Goodbye, Farewell and Amen Dear members of the Marcellin family On the morning of Monday 20 January, as I drove through the front gates of Marcellin College for the first time this year, I was greeted with quite a sight. There had been a fierce storm the previous evening and as I headed up the driveway, I observed large numbers of people in yellow jackets atop trees with chainsaws. Branches and other debris also littered Read more…

Principal’s Blog 25 November 2020

A legacy built on faith and courage Dear members of the Marcellin family St Marcellin was a prolific letter writer. As the work of the Marist Institute began to grow in France in the 1820s and 30s, Marcellin regularly wrote to communities and to individual Brothers with updates, advice and encouragement for their work. In a fascinating development in the 1830s, that was to have a lasting impact on Catholic education in Australia, a decision Read more…

Principal’s Blog 19 November 2020

North East Link Project – Exciting news for Marcellin College Dear members of the Marcellin family I am absolutely delighted to announce that after constructive and ultimately very fruitful negotiations with the North East Link Project group (NELP), that Marcellin College has been declared a ‘no go zone’ for the purposes of the construction of the North East Link. This is very positive news for our community. You may be aware that the College has Read more…

Principal’s Blog 12 November 2020

Dear Members of the Marcellin Family At 11:00am on Wednesday this week, the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the College paused to remember and pray for all people who have died or suffered from war and conflict. Please find below my Remembrance Day Address to the College. Remembrance Day Address Every year at 11:00am on the 11th November—the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month—we pause to Read more…

Deputy Principal’s Blog 6 November 2020

Dear members of the Marcellin family Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures are the oldest, continuous cultures in the world, having existed in Australia for at least 50,000 years. The uniqueness of these cultures, the wisdom and the knowledge embedded in them are things to be highly valued. The Australian and Victorian Curriculum includes the knowledge and skills students are expected to develop about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders histories and cultures, given their particular Read more…

Principal’s Blog 28 October 2020

Dear members of the Marcellin family  Who am I to judge?  This off the cuff response from Pope Francis early in his papacy to a question about gay priests gave the world some insight into a new language and tone around homosexuality coming from the Catholic Church. Last week, in a new a new documentary by Oscar nominated director Evgeny Afineevsky called Francesco, the Pope has made further comments, this time in relation to same-sex civil unions.  Pope Francis with the documentary director Evgeny Afineevsky CNS  “Homosexual people have the Read more…